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Her Last Word Kindle Edition
An unsolved crime pits a desperate woman against a relentless killer in New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton’s heart-stopping novel of psychological suspense…
Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Gina’s screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being interrogated as a suspect in the immediate aftermath. Now Kaitlin has only one way to assuage the pain and nightmares—by interviewing everyone associated with the unsolved crime for a podcast that could finally bring closure to a case gone cold.
But when a woman Kaitlin questions is later found stabbed to death, she fears that she’s drawn a killer out of hiding. It’s Detective John Adler’s fear that the murders have only just begun. Now his job is to keep Kaitlin safe.
As a bond between Kaitlin and Adler builds, the past closes in just as fast—and it’s darker than Kaitlin remembers. Soon, her wish will come true. She’s going to find out exactly what happened to Gina. Someone has been dying to tell her.
“Burton’s latest romantic thriller takes inspiration from the true crime podcast sensation, weaving a story about a cold case that still holds deadly surprises. The narrative, which shifts from collected interviews regarding a fourteen-year-old murder and the current day murder spree it inspires, moves quickly and provides the reader with plenty of intriguing connections and building suspense…There is a good deal to enjoy here, particularly the richness of the two protagonists and their developing relationship.” —RT Book Reviews
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Mary Burton is the popular author of thirty-three romance and suspense novels, as well as five novellas. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and three miniature dachshunds. Visit her at www.maryburton.com.
- ASIN : B075LK442Z
- Publisher : Montlake Romance (May 8, 2018)
- Publication date : May 8, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3015 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 365 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1503950069
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,506 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story has a shifting timeline that was very challenging to keep up with. I was (seriously) tempted to construct a timeline on paper so that I didn't feel lost. The relationship between Kaitlin and John was a really slow simmer before they got together very late in the book (and simmer is generous). And having just finished the book, I'm left with a few questions that are not critical to the story but I see them as distracting loose ends.
Do yourself a favor and don't let this be your first Burton book; I found every other book to be far superior to this one and it pains me to write that.
With that being said this book was enjoyable to a certain extent, as nearly all of Burton's books are. I just think this one reminded me too much of others by her, and then there was Kaitlin who I just never ever connected with. As for the killer, I was kept guessing until about 3/4 of the way through when a certain conversation clued me in on who it was. There were definitely some twists and turns though and I can't say anything was ever too predictable or obvious either. In the end I thought the story was okay, but I know from past experience that Ms. Burton can do much better.
Pages & Kindle Locations: The story itself contained 353 pages and ended at location 4905 on my kindle device.
Detective Joe Adler has just returned back to work after a terrible accident. Now Adler, along with his partner Quinn, is investigating the new murders. It doesn’t take long for him to realize the new murders and Kaitlin’s questions about Gina’s disappearance are connected.
Mary Burton has written another intriguing and suspenseful book. The evolving relationship between Kaitlin and Adler is well written. You will not want to miss this stand-alone story.
“Her Last Words” is a good police procedural and awesome who-done-it as there are lots of nasty suspects, and really likable police. The main character, Kaitlin, is strong and brave as an adult, but really messed up as a teen. The storyline is complex, and entertaining, but I was relieved when I was finished reading. This is the first time I can say buying a paperback would have given me the ability to thumb through the pages, and realize how much jumping around there is by date. It also shows how important the customer reviews are to other readers. I can say however, I still love ❤️ my Kindle and don’t regret buying and reading this story!